Alternative Break Connections

Alternative Break Connections (ABC) are community service-learning experiences. Participants travel in teams to various locations, both domestic and international, to engage in active service and gain new perspectives on society while learning about and building upon community assets.

Previous ABC experiences have traveled all over the United States, from Miami and New York City to San Diego and Chicago; engaging with social issues ranging from hunger and homelessness to disaster recovery and the ethics of incarceration. ABC experiences also travel abroad to learn about similar social issues in an international setting.


Winter 2018, apply today!

ABC Winter 2018: Immigration and Human Rights, January 7th-15th, 2018

The main focus of this trip is Immigration and Human Rights. We will be participating in multiple volunteer and educational activities to expand our knowledge while aiding a population in need within the United States. Each day we will be engaging in a different experience which will maximize the opportunities we will have while on our trip. Be prepared for hiking through difficult terrain in hot temperatures and stepping out of your comfort zone.

 ABC Winter 2018: Education, January 13th-20th, 2018

This trip will travel outside of the United State to Central America. The country we are visiting does NOT currently have any US State Department travel warnings or alerts.

This trip will work with a K-12 school currently serving 300 students from varying backgrounds: indigenous, non-indigenous, poor, working, and middle class. The school combines Brazilian Educator Paulo Freire’s Popular Education model and an alliance with INTECAP (Institute for Technical Training).  Working in tandem, both systems encourage all students and teachers to think of themselves as learners, teachers, and ultimately world transformers. In addition, the school's partnership with INTECAP (Institute for Technical Training) helps middle school and high school students learn a technical trade so they can utilize these skills to support their continuing education.

Past volunteer groups have painted walls & murals, helped in the library, taught English, given health/healthy living talks, organized sports games and done art projects.

Applications are open until October 27th at 11:59 p.m.

Apply today!

If you would like to make a contribution to support Alternative Break Connections, you may do so online. If you would prefer to make your gift in another fashion, contact the Development Department at 410-704-3375.

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